Astra 2 (28.2° East)
Astra 2 is a constellation of three high-powered satellites which are owned and operated by SES. These are Astra 2E, Astra 2F and Astra GE with a combined 294 Ku-Band transponders and 11 Ka-Band primarily serving digital TV, digital radio and other multimedia services to Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The satellites at the Astra 28.2°E position primarily provide digital TV, digital radio and multimedia services to the UK and Republic of Ireland, broadcasting more than 470 TV, radio and interactive channels to homes in the UK and Ireland. The majority of these channels broadcast as part of British Sky Broadcasting’s Sky Digital pay-TV platform or the free-to-air Freesat platform, and they include free-to-air and encrypted high definition television (HDTV) channels.